Business Preparedness in Any Situation

Rider University’s M.A. in Business Communication gives students the skills needed to be  successful leaders during times of crisis and other unprecedented events. The business world needs skilled communication professionals who understand crisis management on a global stage, but also have the ability to share important information within their organizations and local communities. 

The program is designed to enable professionals to earn an advanced degree while working full time, making today a great time to pursue an advanced degree. 

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Program Requirements

Our 33-credit M.A. in Business Communication includes courses from Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business, which holds prestigious accreditation by AACSB International: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

Coursework is ideally scheduled for working professionals, featuring both evening and hybrid (in-person and online) classes.

Lead with Integrity

Rider’s M.A. in Business Communication nurtures professionals to support and advance organizational strategy through communication excellence and leadership. 

Common Careers

  • C-Suite Leadership positions
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Transportation/Travel
  • Crisis Communication
  • Press Secretary
Nikki Scalia Savard '16, Business Communication alumna
A week after I received my Master of Arts in Business Communication and showed my company my capstone research, I got promoted at work. Every second of the program was worth it!
Nikki Scalia '16
Business Communication (M.A.)

How to Apply

View requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.

Accelerate Your Degree

Earn a Master of Arts in Business Communication in just 5 years through our 4 + 1 program. 

Rider’s Four-Plus-One Master of Arts in Business Communication (MABC) program, emphasizing communication excellence and leadership, allows qualifying students to begin graduate studies at no extra cost while still completing undergraduate work. If you begin while a senior, you can complete the program in one additional year.

The MABC will strengthen your communication skills and prepare you for a career in any kind of business or organizational setting. The program introduces students to best practices in business communication and engages them in “real life” current issues and scenarios faced by professionals on the job.

Areas of study include professional development, global insights, leadership and teamwork as well as graduate-level courses from Rider’s College of Business. The 33-credit curriculum can be completed in one year including summers.  Classes are offered weekday evenings, enabling students to earn their degree while working full-time.

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Flexible Learning Options for Adults

Rider also offers a flexible online version of this program tailored to fit the busy schedules and learning needs of non-traditional, adult learners.


Business Communication (M.A.)

Allison Weidhaas

Associate Professor, Director M.A. Business Communication and M.A. Health Communication

Communication and Journalism

Fine Arts 225

aweidhaas [at]

(609) 896-5106

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